MANSION GLOBAL | Andy Battaglia:
There it is, gleaming and white: a gallery filled with art looking for a new home. But sometimes the setting can be so mysterious, so alien and arcane, that knowing how to strike a deal can be elusive — or at least daunting to those who don’t know the art world’s often cryptic customs and codes.
“The assumption is … galleries are these elitist places that are going to ignore you if you try to talk to them,” said Photios Giovanis, owner and director of Callicoon Fine Arts, a gallery in New York’s Lower East Side. “But that’s not true — the assumption is wrong. There may be galleries that will treat you rudely, but there are just as many, if not more, that are going to be kind and want to speak to you about what they’re showing. That’s why galleries are there — to show work and share it with an audience.”… Read more
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